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News by Topic: Abuse and violence

Joint Statement of Action to Promote Elder Justice in Rural America by The United States Department of Justice And United States Department of Agriculture
Jun 15, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are forming a working group to focus on ways to empower and support rural and tribal communities to combat elder abuse and financial exploitation. Strategic action steps developed by this working group will be presented in November 2018 at the DOJ's Rural Elder Justice Summit.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Fewer U.S. High School Students Having Sex, Using Drugs
Jun 14, 2018 - Details the results of the 2017 National Youth Risk Behavioral Survey. This survey found that although fewer high school students are having sex and using drugs, condom use has gone down and 14% reported misusing prescription opioids. 1 in 5 students reported being bullied at school, 1 in 3 reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, 1 in 10 female students reported having been physically forced to have sex, and 1 in 28 male students reported the same.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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VA Commits $17 Million to Expand Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program
Jun 7, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is investing $17 million in Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Assistance Programs in VA facilities nationwide. This program works on understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma in order to end violence, prevent further violence, and promote healthy relationships.
Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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